Stateside: Clerks on absentee ballot rule changes; UM musical pioneer; Big 10 football back on
On Stateside, the state Senate passed a bill this week that allows local and county clerks to begin preparing absentee ballots a day ahead of the election. We check in with two clerks on whether the state's election system is ready for a potential wave of absentee ballots as November approaches. Also, a Detroit Free Press reporter updates on the Big Ten’s decision to resume football this fall. Plus, a look at the legacy of the first Black faculty member at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
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- Justin Roebuck is the Ottawa County Clerk.
- Jan Roncelli is the Bloomfield Township Clerk.
The legacy of artist and performer Willis Patterson, first Black faculty member at UM School of Music
- Dr. Louise Toppin is a professor of voice at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
- Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
MTU students’ mathematical model shows why COVID-19 spreads so rapidly on college campuses
- Cécile Piret is an associate professor of mathematical sciences at Michigan Technological University. Students in her class created a mathematical model depicting COVID-19's spread on university campuses.
- David Jesse reports on higher education for the Detroit Free Press.